The goal is to experience freedom from chronic pain, and joy from unrestricted movement. Engage in physical activities of daily living that is meaningful to you.
Jonathan is a Biokineticist practicing within a multidisciplinary health and medical practice. He has a master’s degree in Biokinetics (MPhil) and has a special interest in pain and injury management (PG Dip).
Essentially, his modality involves exercise and pain neuroscience education and also takes into account a wide view of quality-of-life factors such as sleep, hygiene, nutrition, stress management, etc. Movement variability is a strong component to his style of teaching. No single movement or exercise philosophy is superior to any another. Variability is key.
He uses a patient-centred, multidimensional, evidence-based approach to pain and injury management and exercise medicine.
He provides one-on-one and group sessions that draw on a multidimensional range of resources, for example, exercise, breathing, pain and neuroscience education, for individuals and groups to use as tools in their process toward pain relief, autonomy and freedom of movement.
JONATHAN´S FAVOURITE BOOKS
EVERYTHING BELONGS | RICHARD ROHR | 2016
In a time of feeling off-kilter and off-centre, one requires a North star, a compass and a sense that life happens as it will and that we don’t have to resist or fight change. We can sit in the dark for a while where our eyes may grow accustomed, get to know the monsters and see that fear is a friend that’s misunderstood. The teaching of this book, is none the more simple than its title – Everything Belongs.
MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING | VIKTOR FRANKL | 1946
A good friend passed this on to me. Viktor, a psychiatrist and survivor of the holocaust, elegantly and impartially describes the experience of the prisoner with insight into the cognitive processes of hope and despair in the midst of seemingly insurmountable conditions.
TAO TE CHING | LAO TZU
It’s 2019, and it’s the first time I have engaged and connected with the philosophy of the Tao, otherwise referred to as ‘the way’. These writings beautifully reflect the similar teachings of my own parents and their worldview. Spiritually satisfying. “Man follows the earth, the earth follows the universe, the universe follows the Tao, the Tao follows only itself.”
THE LITTLE PRINCE | ANTOINE DE-SAINT EXUPÉRY | 1943
There is much to say about the wonders of this childrens book or whether it is a children’s book at all. In France it has been voted the book of the 20th century. Any adult who reads this will immediately be transported to a world of imaginative simplicity, sadness, joy. The unbrideled innocence of the little prince being is coupled with a curious introspective logic as he poses questions to the characters he meets along the way.
THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS | ARUNDHATI ROY | 1990
There is much to say about the wonders of this children’s book, or even whether it is a children’s book at all! In France it has been voted the book of the 20th century. Any adult who reads this will immediately be transported to a world of imaginative simplicity, sadness and joy. The unbridled innocence of the little prince is coupled with a curious introspective logic as he poses questions to the characters he meets along the way.